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Encyclopedia > Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends (1988)

The cast of Garfield and Friends. Clockwise from bottom left: Sheldon, Wade, Orson, Odie, Garfield, Roy and Booker.
Format Animated series
Created by Jim Davis (original comic strips)
Starring Lorenzo Music
Gregg Berger
Thom Huge
Julie Payne
Desirée Goyette
Victoria Jackson
Howard Morris
Frank Welker
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 121 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jim Davis
Lee Mendelson
Phil Roman
Running time 30 minutes (with commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS (1988-1994)
Original run September 17, 1988 – December 17, 1994
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Garfield and Friends is an American animated television series based on the popular comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. This show was originally produced by Film Roman, and ran on CBS Saturday mornings from 1988 to 1994. The show's seven seasons make it one of the longest running Saturday morning cartoons in history (most only last one or two seasons). Childrens television series are television programmes designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... Garfield Goose and Friends was a childrens television show shown by WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois in the United States during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Information Species Beagle Gender Male Portrayed by Gregg Berger (providing his barks and other dog sound effects in animated appearances) Unnamed real dog(s) in the live-action films Created by Jim Davis Odie is a fictional character in the Jim Davis comic strip Garfield. ... Garfield is the popular comic strip created by Jim Davis featuring the cat Garfield, the less than brilliant pet dog Odie, and their socially inept owner Jon Arbuckle. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... James Robert Jim Davis (born July 28, 1945), is an American cartoonist who created the popular comic strip Garfield. ... Gerald David Music, (better known as Lorenzo Music (May 2, 1937 – August 4, 2001 in Brooklyn, New York), was an American actor, voice actor, writer, television producer and musician. ... Gregg Berger is a voice actor who is known for his roles in both TV and video games. ... Thom Huge is a voice actor. ... Julie Payne (born September 11, 1946 in Terre Haute, Indiana) is an American character and voice actor. ... Desirée Goyette is a singer, composer, lyricist and voice-over artist. ... Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... Howard Morris (September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005) was an American comic actor and director. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This is a complete listing of episodes from the animated television series Garfield and Friends. ... Phil Roman (born December 21, 1930 in Fresno, California), was the founder of Film Roman, Inc. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... This article is about the comic strip. ... James Robert Jim Davis (born July 28, 1945), is an American cartoonist who created the popular comic strip Garfield. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Saturday morning is the block of animated television programming during Saturday mornings. ...


Regular segments featured both Garfield and U.S. Acres, a lesser-known comic strip created by Davis. The latter was retitled Orson's Farm for foreign syndication. This article is about the comic strip. ... U.S. Acres (known as Orsons Farm outside the United States) is a comic strip that ran from 1986 to 1989 created by Jim Davis, author of the popular comic strip Garfield. ...


242 Garfield segments and 121 U.S. Acres segments were produced. There were two "Garfield" segments on each show, two "quickie" shorts based on Sunday comic strips, and in between was a U.S. Acres segment. A total of 121 half-hours were produced, and as of December 6, 2005, all of these have been released in the U.S. on five DVD sets by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The first season aired in a half-hour format. In the second season, it switched to an hour-length format, showing two episodes each week. However, in the show's last season, the second half-hour of the show featured either an episode from the previous season or one of Garfield's TV specials. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ...


For a complete listing of episodes, see List of Garfield and Friends episodes. This is a complete listing of episodes from the animated television series Garfield and Friends. ...

Contents

Voice actors and their characters

The Latin American dub was made by Leonardo Céspedes Producciones, in Santiago, Chile. The Spanish voice of Garfield was performed by Sandro Larenas. Jon Arbuckle's (Jon Bonachon for Latin America) voice was dubbed in Chile by the actor Adriano Castillo, who's been working in the Chilean sitcom "Los Venegas" since its debut in 1989. Gerald David Music, (better known as Lorenzo Music (May 2, 1937 – August 4, 2001 in Brooklyn, New York), was an American actor, voice actor, writer, television producer and musician. ... Gregg Berger is a voice actor who is known for his roles in both TV and video games. ... Thom Huge is a voice actor. ... Julie Payne (born September 11, 1946 in Terre Haute, Indiana) is an American character and voice actor. ... Howard Morris (September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005) was an American comic actor and director. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... Desirée Goyette is a singer, composer, lyricist and voice-over artist. ... Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... Gary Owens (born Gary Altman on May 10, 1936) is a disc jockey and voice actor born in Mitchell, South Dakota. ... Henry Gibson (born September 21, 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvania) is an American actor who was famous as a cast member of Rowan and Martins Laugh-In. ... Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago Coordinates: , Region Province Foundation February 12, 1541 Government  - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn Area 1  - City 22. ...


In addition to the regular voice actor cast above, there have been several celebrity guest stars who did voice acting on Garfield & Friends. They are, in chronological order:

  • Episode 5: Ami Foster provided the voice of a rich, spoiled girl in the Garfield short "Garfield's Moving Experience."
  • Episode 19: Robin Leach provided the voice for the host of "Lifestyles of the Fat and Furry" in the Garfield short "Fat and Furry."
  • Episode 27: Chick Hearn portrayed a rodent version of himself named Chick Mouse in the Garfield short "Basket Brawl." In addition, he interviews a rodent version of Jack Nicholson during the episode, referring to Nicholson's constant presence courtside at Los Angeles Lakers games.
  • Episode 45: June Foray voices a witch character who kidnaps Odie in the Garfield short "Flat Tired.", essentially reprising her role as Witch Hazel of the Looney Tunes.
  • Episode 51: Paul Winchell voices Gramps and Mr. Baggit in the Garfield short "Supermarket Mania."
  • Episode 63: Rod Roddy voices the announcer of a game show called "End of the Rainbow" where Roy Rooster plays a Let's Make a Deal-style game with a leprechaun in the U.S. Acres short "Over the Rainbow."
  • Episode 88: James Earl Jones plays a ghost named Diablo who during a meeting of fellow ghosts, points out that the smallest ghost, McCraven, has "never scared so much as a butterfly" in the Garfield short "Ghost of a Chance.", similar to his character Kibosh from the Casper direct-to-video sequels.
  • Episode 89: John Moschitta plays a fast talking salesman named Supersonic Seymour who tries to con Jon into doing all his errands much too fast (and take his money in the process) in the Garfield short "Supersonic Seymour."
  • Episode 91: Don Knotts plays a home security system salesman who, like Barney Fife, is obsessed with following and obeying all rules to the letter in the Garfield short "Safe at Home."
  • Episode 116: George Foreman plays a boxer named George Fisticuff in the Garfield short "Food Fighter."

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The cast

Garfield

Regular characters

Jon Arbuckle
  • Garfield: A fat, lazy tabby cat (once described in the comic strip by his owner Jon as "an orange meatball with stripes") who wants nothing more out of life than to eat and sleep. Enjoys tormenting Odie and likes trying to mail Nermal to Abu Dhabi. He made a small handful of appearances on U.S. Acres (once wearing nothing but a black mask over his eyes as his "disguise"), but was more often seen in the form of various Garfield merchandise the characters appeared to own.
  • Odie: A beagle who used to belong to Jon's former roommate Lyman (who never appeared on the show, but was a character who appeared in the earliest comic strips). Is often kicked off the kitchen table by Garfield. Looks incredibly stupid and gullible, but is actually much more cunning and smart than he lets on. Odie is the only animal character who doesn't communicate with any form of dialogue, solely communicating with body language and his enthusiastic barking and other dog sound effects.
  • Jon Arbuckle: A bachelor cartoonist who has poor luck with women and a somewhat nerdy demeanor. Often annoyed by some of Garfield's antics, and he has an unrequited love for Dr. Liz.

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Recurring characters

  • Binky the Clown: A loud, obnoxious clown who appeared a few times in the strip before becoming a regular on the show. Within the series, Binky has his own TV show that Garfield and Odie try to avoid watching. It seems that they both hate the show. In the episode where Binky was temporarily cancelled, Garfield narrated, "All his fans were depressed-both of them", indicating they were the only ones who watched the show, and they didn't seem depressed at all. Binky once had his own segment on the series called "Screaming With Binky" that was the length of a Quickie. (Most of these segments were removed in syndication.) His catchphrase is, "Heeeeeey, kiiiiiiids!" at the tops of his lungs.
  • Nermal: A cute gray kitten who's the self-proclaimed "World's Cutest Kitty Cat". Nermal seems kind and playful, but likes to annoy Garfield and brag about how much cuter he is. Garfield often attempts (usually unsuccessfully) to mail him to Abu Dhabi as a result.
  • Herman Post: A mailman who loves delivering the mail. Is constantly the victim of booby traps set by Garfield.
  • Dr. Liz Wilson: Garfield's sarcastic veterinarian and long-time crush of Jon Arbuckle. She occasionally dates him, but these outings always become disasters (often thanks to Garfield tagging along for the ride).
  • Floyd: A mouse who shows up at least once every season. A common running gag with the character is his continuous complaints over not appearing often.
  • Cactus Jake: The foreman of the Polecat Flats dude ranch; behaves in the manner of an old-fashioned cowboy, and often refuses to have anything to do with modern technology.
  • Al G. Swindler: As his name suggests, he is a businessman and con artist who constantly swindles the perennially gullible Jon, but is eventually outwitted by Garfield. In the episode Lemon Aid his name was given as Al J. Swindler.
  • The Buddy Bears (Bobby, Billy, Bertie): Three talking bears who spew conformist propaganda in the form of song and dance ("never have an opinion of your own," "if you ever disagree, it means that you are wrong/Oh, we are the Buddy Bears; we always get along," etc.) Their television show once replaced Binky's, and Roy Rooster of U.S. Acres has twice been stuck as the fall guy of their routines. The Buddy Bears are a satire of The Get-Along Gang and other '80s cartoons that placed the importance of group harmony over individualism. They seem to have a habit of dropping several-ton safes on Roy Rooster.[1]
  • Penelope: Penelope is Garfield's girlfriend who takes the place of his love interest Arlene from the comics. Mark Evanier recently explained that the reason Arlene never appeared in the series was that Jim Davis had a very specific idea on how the Arlene character should be, and if the writers couldn't do that, then to not use the character. Mark Evanier subsequently invented Penelope.
  • The Singing Ants: The Singing Ants, ants who sing while stealing food, appeared first as the stars of the musical episode The Picnic Panic, where they steal all of Garfield's picnic lunch. They later made a cameo appearance in A Vacation from His Senses, where they are seemingly delusions of Jon, who thinks that he has gone crazy. Their final appearance is in Another Ant Episode, where they have another starring role, this time taking over Garfield's house.

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Orson's Farm (a.k.a. U.S. Acres)

Regular characters

  • Orson: A friendly pig whose favorite pastime is reading books and imagining himself into many scenarios, a la Walter Mitty.
  • Roy: A self-centered rooster who prides himself on his practical jokes.
  • Wade: A duck who wears a rubber flotation tube, and is admittedly afraid of everything, no matter how trivial. As a gag, the head on his flotation tube copies every movement and appearance change Wade's real head does.
  • Bo: An affable sheep with a positive, laid-back attitude, whose mannerisms and vernacular are like a California beach bum.
  • Lanolin: A loud-mouthed sheep who spends most of her time disagreeing with her brother, Bo. It is hinted that she has a crush on Orson.
  • Booker: A small chick who is constantly in pursuit of unnamed worms. Got his name from Orson's love of books.
  • Sheldon: Booker's brother, who, despite having hatched, is an egg with feet popped out. He seems to have all kinds of things in his shell, including a pinball machine and a stove.

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Recurring characters

  • "The farmer": The unseen owner of the farm assumed to be Jon's parents.
  • Mort, Gort and Wart: Orson's older brothers, who are constantly trying to steal vegetables from the farm and torment Orson.
  • The Weasel: One of many predators who attempts to steal the chickens.
  • The Wolf: Another one of the many predators who attempts to steal the chickens.
  • The Worms: Cunning worms who occasionally talk. Constantly pursued by the hapless Booker.
  • Fred Duck: Wade's highly annoying cousin who wears a parachute when flying because he's secretly afraid of heights.
  • Chloe: Roy's niece and a bookish chick. Roy likes her more than he'll admit. She was first introduced in "Uncle Roy to the Rescue", and then was seen again in "Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarfs, pts. 1-2".

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Humor

The chief guiding force behind the show was comedy writer Mark Evanier, also known as a co-creator of Groo the Wanderer, who wrote "virtually all" of the shorts by his admission (with the exception of several shorts that were written by Sharman DiVono during the first four seasons). Because of this, the show (particularly in later seasons) had a markedly different style of humor than the previous specials or strips. Whereas the specials and strips tended to focus on more character-based humor, Garfield and Friends frequently tended to be much wackier and admittedly more sophisticated, in the vein of later cartoons such as Animaniacs or Pinky and the Brain. Mark Evanier (born March 2, 1952 in Santa Monica, California) is an American writer. ... Groo redirects here. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article describes both the animated television series, and the characters from that series. ...


Episodes were filled with puns and non sequiturs, and often lapsed into complete absurdity (such as the US Acres short "Over The Rainbow", in which Roy's quest to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow leads him instead to a Let's Make A Deal-style game show complete with Rod Roddy announcing). Running gags were frequent, throughout either single shorts (such as in the Garfield short "The Creature That Lived In The Refrigerator, Behind the Mayonnaise, Next to the Ketchup and to the Left of the Cole Slaw!", in which the name of said creature is spoken repeatedly), or entire seasons (the Klopman Diamond is mentioned in many, many episodes). U.S. Acres characters would frequently make unexplained cameo appearances in Garfield shorts, and vice-versa. For example, the "Giant Radioactive Mutant Guppies" that Garfield and Nermal flushed down the sewer resurfaced in the U.S. Acres quickie that immediately followed, and then one asks the others if they could maybe get on the Muppet Babies, which at that time preceded Garfield and Friends on the CBS Saturday Morning lineup. There was even some mild satire, particularly in the form of the "Buddy Bears", which spoofed such saccharine cartoons as The Get-Along Gang and Smurfs. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show which aired in various encarnations in the United States. ... Robert Ray Rod Roddy (September 28, 1937 – October 27, 2003) was an American radio and television announcer[1], best known as the announcer for the popular game show The Price is Right from 1986 until his death. ... The Klopman diamond is a fabulous, legendary, and huge diamond, said to have a curse associated with it. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... ҉Jim Hensons Muppet Babies is an American animated television series that aired from 1984 to 1990 on CBS in first-run episodes, and then until 1992 in reruns. ... The Get-Along Gang was a 30 minute television animated series broadcast between 1984 and 1986 on Saturday mornings on the CBS network which was intended for younger viewers. ... The Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs in French) are a fictional race of small blue creatures who live in a forest somewhere in Europe. ...


Many episodes tended to break the fourth wall. Garfield would frequently address the audience directly, openly acknowledging that he is, in fact, in a cartoon, or he would read through the script to find out what would happen in the short. Another example is a scene where Garfield is trying to prevent a plane from crashing and asking the audience to check the TV listings to make sure it's not the last episode. The characters would even fight with unnamed network executives over the direction of the show, and in at least one instance, the show was "canceled". Entire shorts would even be built around this conceit, such as "Mistakes Will Happen", a short that featured Garfield disputing a claim that the show was featuring various mistakes—and then proceeding to run a short that was filled with dozens of animation, sound, and writing errors. In one short, "Flat Tired", Garfield refused to do a cartoon, stating to the cameramen "Go away. I'm not in this episode." Odie takes over the short (complete with a title card with Odie's name/logo) as "A Witch In Time", wherein he is kidnapped by a witch, and rescued (reluctantly) by Garfield. The fourth wall is the imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ...


Some episodes referred to the budget of the show. An example is in one episode, Garfield tells people in the cartoon not to talk to save money on paying voice actors.


Production

When the show was originally broadcast on CBS, the episodes usually had three Quickies (30- to 45-second gags), usually two "Garfield Quickies" (the first one being played before the intro theme) and one "U.S. Acres Quickie," the latter of which was never shown in syndication. Midway through the second season, "Screaming with Binky" quickie-style segments were added. These "Screaming with Binky" segments were typically used at the halfway point of hour long blocks of Garfield and Friends (as Garfield ended each one with "We'll be right back.") to let the viewers know that unlike most Saturday morning cartoons at the time, it was not over in the usual half-hour. However, in the syndicated reruns, only one Quickie is shown per episode, and it's always at the end rather than around the shorts. The DVD sets and Boomerang reruns restore the original rotation. After the third season, only one "Garfield Quickie" is shown per episode. The seventh season (1994-1995) was the last one because CBS wanted to cut the budget (it was still doing well in the ratings). The production company nixed this proposal, so they mutually agreed to cease production. In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


Theme song

The Garfield and Friends title card, shown at the end of the opening titles

The show has had three different theme songs. The first one was used during the first two seasons, and was also occasionally hummed or sung by the characters within the show. It was a song-and-dance style number about friendship, presumably based on the fact that the show was called Garfield and Friends. In the original theme music one of the female singers is Desirée Goyette, the voice of Nermal. During its second season, the audio was changed a small bit. The second theme song first appeared in the third season and was used for almost the rest of the show's run, although some of the clips in the sequence were changed in the sixth season. The idea of this song, which featured upbeat conga music, that watching the show was as much fun as going to a party. This theme song is the only one used in The Program Exchange reruns. In the seventh (and final) season, an upbeat contemporary based theme song was used, sung by J.R. Johnston, and perhaps due to not being included in the international version, it does not appear on the DVD releases. A recurring joke in the theme song is that in each episode, Garfield says a different quote ,such as, "I can't believe we get away with this every week", or, "Hey Heathcliff, eat your heart out! or one that goes something like "Hey kids,you'll like this episode! No Binky,no Nermal or annoying little blue people". Garfield and Friends logo, as seen on TV. This work is copyrighted. ... Garfield and Friends logo, as seen on TV. This work is copyrighted. ... The Program Exchange is a company that specializes TV programs of childrens entertainment like The Bullwinkle Show, Sailor Moon, Garfield and Friends and others. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Heathcliff is a comic strip created by George Gately in 1973 featuring an eponymous cat. ...


Directors

The following people have directed various episodes:

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DVD releases

Fox Entertainment has released Garfield and Friends on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. All seven seasons have been released in five volume sets. Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment industry company that owns film studios and terrestrial, cable, and direct broadcast satellite television properties. ...

Vols. 1 & 2 of Garfield and Friends
Vols. 3, 4 & 5 of Garfield and Friends

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U.S. releases

  • Volume One: Released July 27, 2004 contains 24 episodes. Features all the episodes from Season 1 and part of Season 2.
  • Volume Two: Released December 7, 2004 contains 24 episodes. Features episodes from the rest of Season 2 and part of Season 3.
  • Volume Three: Released April 19, 2005 contains 24 episodes. Features episodes from the rest of Season 3 and 15 episodes of Season 4.
  • Volume Four: Released August 30, 2005 contains 24 episodes. Features the final episode of Season 4, all of Season 5, and part of Season 6.
  • Volume Five: Released December 6, 2005 contains the final 25 episodes. Features the rest of Season 6, and all of Season 7.

Each Garfield and Friends DVD Volume Box Set features Garfield with a U.S. Acres character. Volume 1 features Orson Pig, Volume 2 features Roy Rooster, Volume 3 features Wade Duck, Volume 4 features Booker and Sheldon Chick, and Volume 5 features Bo and Lanolin Sheep. Garfield and Friends Volume Box Sets contain 3 DVDs in each box. Volumes 1-4 contain 8 episodes on each disc. The first two DVDs on Volume 5 each contain 8 episodes, while the last DVD on Volume 5 contains 9 episodes. Each disc order of each set is like this: Disc 1 always features Garfield, Disc 2 features a U.S. Acres character and Disc 3 features a different character from the comic strip. The following is the order of the inside of each disc for each DVD set: is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the comic strip. ... U.S. Acres (known as Orsons Farm outside the United States) is a comic strip that ran from 1986 to 1989 created by Jim Davis, author of the popular comic strip Garfield. ...

Australian "Volume One" release.
  • Volume 1: Disc 1: Garfield Disc 2: Orson Disc 3: Odie
  • Volume 2: Disc 1: Garfield (wearing pajamas) Disc 2: Roy Disc 3: Jon
  • Volume 3: Disc 1: Garfield (wearing a scuba mask & snorkel) Disc 2: Wade Disc 3: Pooky
  • Volume 4: Disc 1: Garfield (wearing a handkerchief) Disc 2: Booker Disc 3: Arlene (although she doesn't appear on the TV series)
  • Volume 5: Disc 1: Garfield (wearing a scarf) Disc 2: Lanolin Disc 3: Nermal

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Australian releases

The "Volume 1" set was released in Australia (Region 4) on December 13, 2004. The contents of this set are exactly the same as that of the U.S. release. However, unlike in the U.S., the Australian version was also released as three separate discs. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The complete "Volume 1" set was discontinued in 2007[1], but is still available as separate discs. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The "Volume 1" set was the only volume released in Australia.


As of 2007 the next four volumes have yet to be released.


Syndication history

Canada

  • 1992-1998 YTV

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Argentina

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Australia

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Chile

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Estonia

TV3 is a private television channel in Estonia. ...

Finland

Finlands National Broadcasting Company YLE (Yleisradio in Finnish, Rundradion in Swedish) was founded in 1926. ...

United Kingdom

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United States

Only 73 episodes out of the 121 episodes were syndicated by The Program Exchange between 1992 and 2007. This is due to the producers selling syndication rights when the show was still on air and CBS wanting to keep the rights for certain episodes. The show was removed from the Boomerang lineup on December 3, 2006, but returned in May 2007 only to be removed again. It is unknown if they still own the rights to the show. This article is about the broadcast network. ... In broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ... Boomerang is the name of at least four television networks. ... The Program Exchange is a company that specializes TV programs of childrens entertainment like The Bullwinkle Show, Sailor Moon, Garfield and Friends and others. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ...


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